All applicants for admission into the ITACS program must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, with a concentration in Management Information Systems, Accounting, or another related field. We expect applicants to have a GPA of 3.0 or better for their undergraduate studies. Applicants must also have acceptable scores on either the GMAT or GRE, consisting of scores at or above the 75th percentile.
Regardless of their undergraduate major, applicants must demonstrate through course work or experience the knowledge and skills that would be developed in the following undergraduate MIS courses at Fox: MIS2501 – Enterprise IT Architecture, MIS2502 – Data Analytics, and MIS3504 – Digital Design and Innovation. See http://community.mis.temple.edu for more information these courses.
In addition, applicants to the ITACS Cyber Security track are expected to have a technical undergraduate degree in MIS, computer science, software engineering, or other academic program with a focus on information technology. Significant experience in an related IT profession can be substituted for this degree requirement. All applicants to the Cyber Security track must be able to demonstrate a fundamental understanding of the following:
- Use of computer operating system (OS) command line interfaces (CLI) of Linux and Windows
- How to navigate an OS’ file system and manipulate directories, data files and binary executable files
- Use of OS CLI to navigate computer OS file systems and directory structures
- Introductory computer programming
The ITACS Program does not accept transfer credits from other universities.